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Online ISSN 1827-1782
Khan M. Z., Shahabuddin S., Hamid M., Amanullah M. M.
Division of Congenital Cardiac Surgery Department of Cardiac Surgery The Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
Middle aortic syndrome is a rare condition characterized by segmental narrowing of descending thoracic aorta or abdominal aorta. It is either congenital or produced by a number of acquired etiologies. The condition may cause severe hypertension and most of the patients if left untreated would die by 40 years of age. A 12 year old girl presented with severe hypertension secondary to discrete mid – thoracic aortic coarctation. We present the surgical technique employed and discuss other modalities of treatment.